The GTPD Office of Professional Standards investigates accusations of police misconduct and maintains an accurate record of citizen complaints, administrative investigations, disciplinary documents, and on-duty traffic collisions. An Early Warning System alerts management regarding issues that require additional training or disciplinary measures. All investigations are subject to final review by the Chief of Police, and are reported to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

The Office of Professional Standards is also charged with developing and updating all GTPD policies and procedures, ensuring compliance and preparing for re-accreditation with CALEA.

The Georgia Tech Police Department has been accredited since 2013 as a Law Enforcement Agency by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The standards cover six major areas:

  • Roles, responsibilities, and relationships with other agencies
  • Organization, management and administration
  • Personnel administration
  • Law enforcement operations, operational support, and traffic law enforcement
  • Detainee and court-related services
  • Auxiliary and technical services.

The GTPD Emergency Communications Team achieved CALEA's Public Safety Communications Accreditation Program certification in 2022. The GTPD Emergency Communications Team was recognized in August 2022 by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's "Missing Kids & 9-1-1 Readiness Program" -- the first university Public Safety Communications agency in the State of Georgia to achieve this recognition.

CALEA has a Public Comment Portal to receive comments regarding our agency’s compliance with CALEA accreditation standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. If you would like to leave commendations or concerns, please use this link to do so.

The accreditation feedback process intends to gather information to provide the Georgia Tech Police Department with the support needed for continuous improvement and foster the pursuit of professional excellence. 

IMPORTANT: CALEA is not an investigatory body and subsequently the public portal should not be used to submit information for such purposes.  Additionally, there will be no response other than acknowledgment of submissions; however, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with standards and the tenets of CALEA® Accreditation.